Project 2061 Connections

Project 2061Connections is an electronic newsletter for the science education community. 

January 2017

I. New Curriculum Prepares Students for High School Biology

Modern biology depends more and more on ideas from the physical sciences, but are today’s middle school students learning what they need to succeed? Read more

II. Free workshop for Middle School Science Teachers

Join us at the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Feb. 16-20, and apply to attend a free workshop that will introduce you to Project 2061’s new Toward High School Biology curriculum unit. Register for the Annual Meeting. Apply to attend the free Project 2061 workshop.

III. Project 2061 Works with Girls Inc. to Pilot Test New Energy Curriculum

Building on its middle school curriculum work, Project 2061 is developing a unit for high school biology. Students participating in an afterschool program sponsored by Girls Inc. tried out some of the unit activities and provided important feedback to the development team. Read more.

IV. Finding Out What Students Know About Energy

In a new video, Project 2061 researchers Cari Herrmann-Abell and George DeBoer talk about their efforts to develop assessments that can help teachers evaluate what elementary, middle, and high school students know about a broad range of energy ideas. Watch the video.

V. Calling All Biology Teachers!

Do your incoming students have the knowledge of core concepts and science practices that they need for high school biology? Please take this brief survey to share your thoughts.

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